The situation in Bolivia keeps getting worse and part of the blame falls squarely in el supremo's door steps. It is funny that he thinks it is ok to strike indefinitely in Bolivia to achieve political goals. He has called the strike in Venezuela everything from a coup attempt to treason. I guess when you are planning and doing it is ok. When someone else is doing it to you, well you get the point. He also has been crying about a few thousand $ that Sumate received from the US but he has no shame in totally funding the Bolivian strike. It is ok for him and castro to be imperialists and interfere in other nations problems but the US is forbidden. Who would you like to interfere in your country? US or Cuba. For all that do not follow Venezuelan news that is not news that is just standard behavior for el supremo.
Trying to see the positive in a bad situation:
1- It appears that Brazil and Argentina depend to some degree on the Gas delivered from Bolivia. Will this be enough for them to wake up and do the right thing? The other option is scary, will they get a quick pay off by turning a blind eye in exchange for some concessions?
From the prior post and link it sounds like they can get a better deal in the long term by not supporting Morales/Chavez. It is clear that Chile will not support a potential unstable new government that may focus on external treats (f.i. Chile) to divert a nations attention. You know that the minute things are going wrong and Morales is in power he will blame someone else, that someone will be, as usual, the US but next in line is Chile.
2- This events will bring even more light into the actions of el supremo and his efforts to export his so called revolution. With the recent events and you can only hope we are reaching critical mass.
Warning for Chavez do not cry when it happens to you again b/c it will. He can not gut out PDVSA and expect to consequences.